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Once again to meet the day

Once again to meet the day

Author: John D. Coleridge
Tune: [Once again to meet the day]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once again to meet the day,
Time has brought us on our way;
Once again to God we bring
Prayer and praise, our offering.

Once again, once again,
Once again we greet the day;
Once again, once again,
Once again we meet to pray.

2 Round us always as we move,
Folded be Thy tender love;
If we wander from the way,
Lead us back, O Lord, we pray. [Refrain]

3 In our joy and in our care,
Thou art with us everywhere;
Under Thy all-seeing eye
We must live, and we must die. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #113

Author: John D. Coleridge

Coleridge, John Duke, Lord, eldest son of the Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge, was born in 1821, and educated at Eton, and Balliol College, Oxford. He subsequently became a Fellow of Exeter College. Called to the Bar in 1846, he become Recorder of Portsmouth, 1855-66; M.P. for Exeter, 1863; Solicitor-General, 1868; Attorney-General, 1871; and Lord Chief Justice. His hymns "Bending before Thee, let our hymn go upwards" (Divine Protection desired), and "Once again to meet the day" (Morning) in Thring's Collection make us wish we had more of his lyrics. These hymns were written for private use in the author's family, and were first published in Thring's Collection, 1880. In the latter stanza ii., line 4, read originally "Strike us back, O… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once again to meet the day
Author: John D. Coleridge
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

A Church of England Hymn Book #12

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Church Hymns #9

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Our Song Book #69

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The Bright Array #113

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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #65

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